ERIC Number: ED463030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Implementation of the General Education Component of Programs of Studies. Summary Report.
The Commission d'evaluation de l'enseignement collegial in Quebec evaluated the implementation of general education in all of the institutions offering programs leading to a Diploma of College Studies (DEC). Seventy-five institutions were covered by the evaluation: 49 public colleges, 20 subsidized private colleges, and six institutions reporting to a government department or to a university. Because some institutions have more than one site or offer general education to several clienteles, the commission produced 87 evaluation reports. This exercise took place between the fall of 1997 and the fall of 2000. After completion, it appeared that, generally, students received a quality education in most college institutions. The education offered was quality in 60 cases, presented strengths and weaknesses in 22 cases, and was problematic in five cases. Recommendations include: (1) revision of the ministerial guidelines for the first course of Langue d'enseignement et litterature (Language of Instruction and Literature in French) to allow the creation of two options--the first would focus on literature, the second on literature and the consolidation of written French; (2) Humanities teachers should include a better diversification of content and instruction methods in their courses; (3) a minimum standard in the Second Language courses should be identified; and (4) Physical Education teachers should review the educational contents of their courses and develop new teaching methods. Appended are an analysis of data on academic success and student progress, a description of the commission's approach, various tables of statistics, lists of advisory committee members and outside experts, and an explanation of criteria used. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Quebec Commission on the Evaluation of Collegiate Teaching (Quebec).
Identifiers - Location: Canada